Reviews and Problems with Olympus Zuiko Digital 14-42mm F3.5 - F5.6
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Thomas L. Evans, Amazon
2 weeks ago
Summary: I thought I would be happy with all my old OM lens, an adapter, and the PEN 3/4 camera, but for quick photos this lens is hard to beat. Rapid focus and full automatic exposure is a very nice feature when you don't want to carry two cameras. Convenient.
Summary: It was a real pain in the neck changing between the two zoom lenses that this one lens replaces by by going from 14-150mm. That's over with no real loss in maximum aperture. This lens is quite comfortable to carry. Draws a bit of unwanted attention to the person carrying it but not as much as an SLR with a comparable zoom. The photos taken are excellent.
Summary: Have a this 24-300mm lens (35mm equivalent) on my E-M5 and it is a great workhorse. Of course there are compromises to having a zoom like this and it is not weatherproof. However when hiking or cycling it is the perfect companion. Probably not the lens for the pixel peeking types but it is more than adequate for everyday use.
Awesome One Lens Solution for High Quality Photography!
9 June 2013
Summary: An Excellent lightweight lens. One universal lens for close-ups and distant photography. Saves valuable time in changing lenses and always ready for any occasion, time or place. Photo quality is awesome and fast focussing is a great bonus. Never miss a moment with this lens. Video quality is brilliant.
Summary: I've been using an Olympus E PL-1 body exclusively with old, manual prime lenses and adapters, and bought this lens used to provide for an autofocus option. This lens is my first native MFT lens. Pros: light-weight, compact when collapsed. By far the cheapest wide-angle option on micro 4/3 bodies (adapted lenses will be long. Even a cheap 28mm lens is slightly beyond normal once adapted). Lets you use AF, which seems to track well even in video mode.
Summary: I bought this lens to use with my Olympus E-P2 in the Galapagos Islands. The combo exceeded my expectations! Those familiar with the Galapagos know that often you are literally tripping over the wildlife, so the 14mm end is very useful -- Note: I also used a Polaroid 58mm clip on hood which showed very minimal shadowing and only at 14mm -- and I mean minimal. Because it is clip on, it can be applied only when necessary.